Meta Lenarčič

Meta Lenarčič



She learned the craft from her mother who was known for making starched table-cloths already as a young girl. These knitted cloths are quite unique and special in the Australian context.

“What makes the final work and appearance of the cloth so interesting is the way it is starched to make it beautiful. For this purpose you need homemade starch. The cloth is soaked in the starch, stretched to a certain form, fixed with pins, and then left to dry. These cloths are never ironed and preserve their beauty for many years.”

Meta Lenarčič is a native of Gorenjska. She has lived in Australia for over forty years and resides in Melbourne.